Boasting collaborations with bigwigs Michael Stipe, Chrissie Hynde, and Chuck D, Two employs the same smoke and mirrors that these wonder twins perpetrated with their debut. Excerpts from a phone conversation with Stipe provide the vocals for four different tracks, most of which are just filler. One, titled "Rhinoceros," is as pretentious and miscalculated as Stipe, who recounts the plot synopsis from Frederico Fellini's And the Ship Sailed On to a leisurely electro rhythm. The rest of the album relies on a duplicated and colorless blend of breakbeats and downtempo ambiance. "Power to the Beats," the track that features Chuck D on vocals, takes a sample from Metallica's "Enter Sandman" before collapsing into corny tech rhythms with witless, repetitive lyrics. Featuring vocals by Edwin Starr (the guy famous for singing "War"), "Funky Music" implodes with rancor. If the album has any saving grace, it's found in sweet Moby-esque downtempo jams like "Massive" and "B777." But overall, Two is a carbon copy of the Saints' previous effort, replete with obtrusive citations and ho-hum symphonic dance arrangements.